Let me say that my birthday was AMAZING! I was completely satisfied with the fact that it was going to be awesome because I would be spending it with my friends, but I was totally caught off guard by how great everything turned out!
First things first...I’m working at Port Orleans all week next week. Yay for being deployed!
Work Schedule (July 15th – July 21st)
Sunday: 3:30PM – 12:00AM
Tuesday: 7:30AM – 4:00PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM – 4:00PM
Thursday: 7:30AM – 4:00PM
Friday: 7:30AM – 4:00PM
Now for my birthday recap!
I spent the night before hanging out at Alyssa and Stephie’s apartment watching 1776 and working on my scrapbook. We even got to hang out with Shelley after she got off work, which was awesome because we haven’t seen a lot of her because of work and her new apartment out here (That will be Alyssa, Stephie, and I soon!) so that was great. Apparently, Shelley got into it with one of our new roommates (who I don’t really care for so I keep to myself whenever they’re here) about how she and her friends leave dirty dishes in the sink all the time (Shelley left a little message for them on the apartment dry erase board about it, and she wasn’t too happy about the note. Oops. Oh well). Shelley and I didn’t leave until after midnight since everyone was planning on sleeping in the next day anyway. I opened my birthday card from Shelley, and it was a Muppets birthday card featuring the Swedish Chef, haha! I was cracking up when I saw it. Muppets hold a dear, dear place in all of our hearts.
The next morning, I got up, and I opened my gift from Shelley, which was...
A Splash Mountain poster! Ahh! It’s just like the one that’s hanging up under the train station at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom. I’m definitely going to have to get it framed once I move into the new apartment next month. After I changed clothes, I met up with Alyssa so we could go find a CoinStar machine. We ended up stopping to get lunch, too, thinking that Stephie and Shelley were going to eat before we left, too...
WRONG! So in fairness, we went to Chik-fil-A before going to Magic Kingdom so Stephie and Shelley could get lunch too. After everyone had been fed, it was time to go to Magic Kingdom to ride Splash Mountain, right?!
WRONG! Magic Kingdom was crowded and it was really hot, so everyone and their grandmothers were trying to get on Splash Mountain. The wait was 100 minutes long, and we didn’t have that kind of time on our hands. We would have gotten fast passes, but they were for 7:00 - 8:00PM, and by that time, we would be having dinner. Unfortunately, Splash Mountain was out. Since the other plan was to get Dole Whips, that’s where we headed, and who do we see on the way there? Brer Bear and Brer Fox! I couldn’t pass that opportunity up! I didn’t get to ride Splash Mountain. After getting a picture with them, we got Dole Whips and left Magic Kingdom. Sort of. Once we were on the monorail, we were all drained from the heat so we ended up riding the monorail around twice before getting off at the TTC.
At 4:20ish, Shelley and I started getting ready. She had to shower first because I was going to take FOREVER to get ready considering the fact that I had to wash my hair and whatnot. By the time that we literally ran out of the apartment at 6:30PM, I was barely ready. I brought along a pair of heels that had every intention of changing into once we got to Adventurers Club, but then I figured drinking and heels won’t go together well, plus, the flip-flops I had on were really comfortable.
We had reservations at Rainforest Café for 7:00PM, and got there right on time. Once we got seated and everything, we were ready to order. We all shared the Awesome Appetizer Adventure for dinner. Alyssa and I had the calamari, Shelley and Stephie had the chicken strips, and we all shared the crab dip and the chimichangas. For dessert, we had the Sparkling Volcano brownie cake, which was so good. Last time I went to Rainforest Café was in 2004, and in Houston, where they put an actual sparkler firework in the top of it. We all finished eating at around 8PM, which (we thought) meant an hour before we could go to Adventurers Club. I thought it opened late! Oops! So we ended up hanging out in the pin station at Downtown Disney, but then got bored. My first drink was going to be a Kungaloosh, but since we thought that it wasn’t open yet, Alyssa, Shelley, and I got bucket drinks at the booth across from Rock ‘N Roll Beach Club. Alyssa and I got the Blue Paradise drink, and Shelley got the Beach Blast. We walked by Adventurers Club to see if it was open yet, even though it was 8:30PM, and guess what...?
IT WAS! Yay! So in we went!
We made such a big deal about me getting my first wrist band. Alyssa and Stephie took pictures of it, haha! Finally, after months of waiting! When we headed downstairs, they were just opening the doors for the Radio Broadcast. We decided to skip that show and hang out in the Main Salon, which is when the craziness began! Whoo!
Kirk, one of the door hosts at Adventurers Club started talking to us, asking why we weren’t in the show, to which we replied that we were having our own little party out here in the Main Salon, which is about when he noticed that it was my birthday. He asked how old I was today, and I don’t even remember the entire conversation, but he said something along the lines of, “If you look like this at 21, I can’t wait to see what you look like at 61!” Sugar Snap, one of the maids at Adventurers Club, came through the room, and Kirk said that it was my birthday, causing her to exclaim from the other side of the room, “It’s your birthday?!” She is so sweet! She always speaks to us whenever she sees us at Adventurers Club, and she’s lots of fun. So anyway, she’s like, “I have something for you!” She goes to the back, gets one of the Adventurers Club pins, and says, “Do you have one of these already? You probably do, right?” But she gives it to me anyway, and says that she’s going to go and get something else for me and disappears into the back again. Shelley takes the pin away from me saying that she should have it because she never got one for going onstage with Emil Bleehall during the Melvin the Mollusk song. At first, I was like, “Fine, whatever,” but then I thought about it, and decided against it. So I told her that she could hold it for the nights, but that I was keeping it.
Meanwhile, Kirk was still talking to us, while showing people into the Library for the Radio Broadcast and announcing to everyone arriving that it was my birthday. Otis and Pamelia passed through the room, and he told them it was my birthday, so they told me a quick “Happy birthday!” then went into the back because they were actually in the show. Jessica, one of the bartenders there, came into the room from the Library, and Kirk told her that it was my birthday, so she and TC, another bartender said “Happy birthday” and started talking to us for a little while.
Sugar Snap comes back into the room (after being gone for about ten minutes), holding an upside down bowl with “To: Birthday Girl” and her signature on it with a cupcake on top of it with a candle stuck in the top of it. So she hands it to me saying, “I know it’s not much, but it’s all I could find! Happy birthday!” Then she and Kirk start singing “Happy Birthday” to me. Hopefully I’m retelling this in order, haha! So anyway, Sugar disappears again and then returns later saying that she had something else for me, but it wasn’t much, and she hands me a Tic-Tac. We all started cracking up, but it was nice of her! Haha! So Fletcher Hodges comes into the room and sees us all sitting in the Main Salon. We’re the only people out there because everyone else was watching the show, and he comes over and starts talking to us, tells me happy birthday in his own special way, haha. He sees that I have a birthday pin on, and then goes, “Yeah, everyone has one of those, it’s not like it’s some big accomplishment.” So I replied, “They made me wear it!” To which he says, “What? Did they pin you down?” It was one of those things where you had to be there! So he sits down at the bar and starts talking to us about his 21st birthday, telling us a hilarious story about being in a bar and skiing and waking up the next morning with a trophy. I don’t even know how to explain it! TC was talking to us as well about his 21st birthday, which was funny because he got to start his celebrating early because he lived on the border of two states with two different time zones! So Fletcher comes over to see what we were drinking out of our buckets. We told him what the drinks were called, but we had no idea as to what was in there, haha! I just knew mine had Sprite in it. So he picks up my drink and smells it, then starts naming random stuff like nail polish remover, haha.
The next show was the Balderdash Cup, so when people started coming out of the Library, the four of us went and stood by the doors to the Library. Once the doors opened, Kirk let us in and was like, “Hey Birthday Girl! Go get a seat in the front!” Which is exactly where we were heading anyway! Right before the show started, Otis walked around the room shaking everyone’s hand so they would vote for him, and when he gets to our table, he goes, “I know you’re going to vote for me.” During the show, he gave me the matches and the napkin from Hathaway’s story. I saw when he tossed the matches at me, and I missed them, haha. They bounced right off of my hand, but I got them. I wasn’t expecting the napkin, though. All of a sudden, I saw this white napkin flying at me, and it hit me in the chest! Yay! I got the napkins and the matches! I don’t think anything else happened during that show, other than us all ordering Kungalooshes, which were delicious, by the way!
So we left the Library and headed back into the Main Salon. Stephie was in charge of holding the buckets and my cake because there was no way I could hold it (Evidence of this will be discussed later). We headed back to the doors of the Library to get a good spot for the Radiothon. I don’t remember anything happening between these two shows since we were too busy participating in the New Member Induction Ceremony. During the Radiothon talent show, though, Sugar Snap gave me some shout outs, haha. During her number, she said “Brittney!” in the middle of her song, and then during Hathaway’s song, she said, “Happy birthday, Brittney!” right before passing the microphone off to Hathaway. Aww! During the finale of that show, they sing the club theme song, and Otis looks right at us from the stage and shouts, “Sing it, girls!” Alyssa and I had been talking about our Billy Joel theme park ride, but we started cracking up when he said that, and tried to sing it, but we were laughing way too hard, and it didn’t help when he shouted, “I said sing it!” or something along those lines, and we started laughing harder, but we were singing it! Just laughing and singing. Then, when Otis passed our table, he pointed at Stephie and said, “You weren’t singing!”
After the Radiothon, I really don’t remember EXACTLY what happened since it was a huge gap between shows, but I think this is when we got a picture with Sugar Snap. Did I mention the fact that it was still being announced that it was my birthday? So this group of girls comes into Adventurers Club, and they are all ready to party. Sugar tells them that it’s my birthday and we all gather around to take a picture. The girl taking the picture was CRAZY! Not crazy in a bad way, crazy in a fun way, but crazy nonetheless, haha! After we take our picture with Sugar Snap, Graves comes walking through the room, so we get a picture with him, too! Sugar took the pictures for us! Graves let me hold his “dingy” which you all may call a “bell on a tray”, haha! We took one normal picture and one “PARTY!” picture. That was so much fun! This could have happened earlier in the night, but I really don’t remember.
Soon after this, I believe I dropped the cake, though, haha! Because I had the buckets, and I put them down on a seat in the middle of the room, and the buckets started to fall over, but I caught them, but when I caught them and sat them back up, I ended up knocking the buckets over AGAIN, causing the cake to fall on the floor. Egads! I was still going to eat it, though. It wasn’t on the floor that long. I hadn’t even taken the candle out of it, yet.
So anyway, we decide to head out and go get Jell-O shots at Rock ‘N Roll Beach Club. There’s not much detail to that. We just went and got Jell-O shots. I had the orange one, and it was delicious! After our shots, we went back to Adventurers Club. Otis, Fletcher, Emil, and Hathaway were all in the Main Salon at the same time, so Shelley asked if we could get a picture with them for my birthday, so we did! They pulled me to the middle of the group, so I ended up standing between Otis, Fletcher, and Hathaway, while Shelley, Stephie, and Alyssa stood next to Otis, and Emil was next to them. We got a guy from the bar to take the picture. The first one he took came out good, but the second one, he cut off the heads of people, haha. Needless to say, we kept the first one, haha!
We went to the bar to order more drinks. Shelley got a Bacardi and Diet Coke, while Alyssa and I got Sex on the Beach. Some guy was at the bar doing card tricks, and I can’t remember if it was Shelley or TC who told him that it was my birthday and suggested that he do a trick for me, even though I protested because I had been poking fun at him beforehand, but I played along with it. The guy did two tricks for me, which I was fascinated with for some reason at the time...I don’t even know! Oh, and I forgot to mention that when we got back to the bar, I started talking about Thomas Jefferson and how hot he was, haha! This is a conversation going all the way back to me and Alyssa watching 1776...Thomas Jefferson was hot in that movie! Then I started talking about how I thought I was related to Thomas Jefferson, which I don’t, by the way! So that conversation got carried over into Adventurers Club at the bar, and I was trying to figure out what bill Thomas Jefferson was on...
Stupid me! I sounded SO STUPID. He’s on the two-dollar bill...and that JUST hit me as I type this... Okay, so anyway, Shelley gets her drink and sees that Samantha Sterling is in the room with her book of presidents. She tells Samantha to turn to Thomas Jefferson because I said that he was hot (by this time, I walked over there and was sitting next to Shelley with my drink), and Samantha just starts laughing, and I explain to her the movie thing, and she’s like, “You know it’s a movie, right? It was an actor!” And I go, “I know, I know!” Then I said that I thought I was related to Thomas Jefferson anyway, haha, but I didn’t know that she heard me say it! She starts cracking up, and tries to tell Club President Pamelia Perkins, but couldn’t get it out because she was laughing too hard. Plus, Pamelia missed the whole conversation. So Samantha says something along the lines of “I’m not even going to say that because I’ll get fired.” Oops! Haha! It was a crazy conversation. So then the crazy party girl who took our picture with Sugar Snap announces to everyone that it’s my birthday, haha! After everyone finishes cheering, Samantha thinks it’ll be a good idea to go around the room with everyone sharing stories of their 21st birthdays, which then turned into asking me what I’ve learned now that I’m 21 that I didn’t know when I was 20, to which I replied, “Nothing...” Samantha- “Nothing?” Me- “Nothing.” Then some random lady goes, “The taste of alcohol!” And we just started laughing, and Pamelia goes, “Yeah right!” Haha!
So then Sugar Snap comes out and hands everyone a coffee filter and a bobby pin so that we can make our maid hats. After everyone puts on their hats, she gets up on the Main Salon stage and calls this guy named John (I think that was his name) and me up to help her demonstrate the squirrel dance (“Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swish your bushy tail...”). Alyssa got a video of it, but it’s pretty dark. It was fun, though! So after we finish doing that, Sugar goes to the back again to get something for us. Shelley thought she was bringing me another pin (I told her that if I got three pins that I would give her one of them), but she didn’t! Instead, she brought me a letter from Hathaway Browne to a woman named Weggie. It was funny because when she handed it to me, she was like, “I don’t know what this is, but you can have it.” I had a hard time reading the letter after a few drinks, though, so I put it into my purse. Oh, and Shelley finally got her pin. She told Sugar that she never got her pin for going on stage that one time, so Sugar went and got one for her.
I don’t think anything happened during the Rhythm Ritual...there may have been another “Brittney’s birthday” announcement, but I don’t think so. So we headed into the Library for the Hoopla! Hathaway sang the auctioneer song, and we tried to get Alyssa to dance to it since they sometimes sing this song at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. We got her to dance A LITTLE, ha! The craziest thing that happened was when Otis got up to sing his part of “When the Saints Go Marching In” because usually he sings a verse about Emil, but he goes, “I’m going to sing a verse about Brittney, the birthday girl, who’s 21 today!” That caught me completely off guard! So Otis proceeds to say that he’s just making this up off of the top of his head and sings the verse. Pardon me, because I don’t remember exactly how the verse went, but it was something along the lines of, “Brittney/It’s your 21st birthday/You no longer have to drink soda/Now that you’re older/How about a piece of Little Ota”...I completely butchered that just now, but he DEFINITELY said I don’t have to drink soda anymore and the bit about Little Ota because we were cracking up, and then he started blowing me kisses, haha! It was crazy, but so nice! I felt so spoiled by the time the night was over! On the way out, Jessica told me happy birthday, and we got a picture with Kirk, who also wished me a happy birthday and gave me a hug before we left.
After we left, we went to the Hess station at Downtown Disney because I really wanted a Powerade, and then we headed back to Chatham to get some sleep because we were all exhausted.
My birthday was awesome! I had SUCH a good time! Sorry if this entry was really choppy and poorly written, haha. It’s not so easy remembering stuff that happened two nights ago on a night that you’d been drinking... A lesson learned!
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PARTY, PARTY, PARTY! WHOO!